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Words of Wisdom

“Graduating as a senior from a college such as Gustavus is an honor in itself. It means the closing of four wonderful and memorable years we will never forget nor completely appreciate until we are out on our own for several years.” Heather (Peterson) Davis-Peabody ’58, June 6, 1958

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“The full meaning of your time here [at Gustavus] will only be revealed in the years ahead.” The Rev. Dennis Johnson, Baccalaureate Sermon, 1993 To re-live your time at Gustavus and discover photographs of the past and present of the college visit the Sesquicentennial Photo Gallery.  

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“Let us go now in peace. We must not stop here. Divine things await us that are more beautiful than words can tell. However sweet these laid up stores, however convenient this dwelling, we cannot remain here. However welcome the hospitality that surrounds us, we are permitted to receive it but a little while. We […]

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                “One thing that I do know is that when I drive down the hill for the last time as a student, and almost an alum, and I look in my rear-view mirror at Old Main, I can smile and know that even though my heart is heavy […]

Words of Wisdom

“The visit of more than 20 Nobel prize winners to the Gustavus Adolphus campus this weekend is a notable event for all Minnesota. It places emphasis not only on the  intellectual attainments of America but also on the steady cultural and academic growth of the St. Peter college.” May 3, 1963 Mankato Free Press article […]

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“Whatever we do, let us do it well. Let the quality of our work be good—this will  recommend our work and we cannot help but go forward.” Eric Norelius, May 9, 1887

Words of Wisdom

Gustavus President Edward A. Lindell said his idea of an ideal college was one in which “everything is second to academic excellence… and Gustavus is well on its way to academic superiority.” Unknown, Gustavian Weekly September 19, 1975

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“Gustavus Adolphus? What kind of college is that?” Jay Leno on The Tonight Show. Leno was doing a 2001 segment that included four Gusties who happened to be on Spring Break in California (Susie Harding ’04 , Alison Witmer ’04, Nicole Hurt ’04 and Jena Hipp Jensen ’04).

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“We have the newest roofs, trees, carpets, and playing fields of any college in the country. We just wish the refurbishing could have been done in a less dramatic form.” Gustavus President Axel Steuer, welcoming students back during chapel service for the 1998-99 school year after the devastating  March 29, 1998 tornado

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“The athletic tradition, fraternity popularity, dorm life, and family ties that characterize Gustavus’ spirit are largely so because she is a residential college. Our spirit is kind of self perpetuating.”   John Kendall, in the Gustavian Weekly, November 15, 1974